HUDDERSFIELD Giants coach Paul Anderson has urged his players to push-on after starting their post-Easter programme with a convincing Super League XVIII triumph at Castleford Tigers.
Huddersfield were in cruise control as they opened up a 40-6 lead after 53 minutes before taking their foot off the gas in the final quarter to finish 40-24 winners.Related content
Conceding three converted scores in the final seven minutes did take a lot of the gloss off the Giants’ first win at Castleford in their last five attempts.
But with Huddersfield having notched up their eighth win from 11 starts to return to the top of the table for 24 hours, Anderson is determined to see his side go from strength to strength.
“The closing stages definitely took some of the gloss off the win,” said Anderson.
“We could have been better but we got two points and I’m happy because it keeps us where we want to be.
“We lost the energy battle towards the end but we racked up some points and we should probably have scored more.
“Overall, we’ve come through Easter relatively unscathed, health-wise, and now I want to see us push on.
“The boys will have a couple of days off to freshen themselves up and return later in the week ready to prepare for the home game against Hull KR on Sunday.
“We’ve shown in our last two games what we’re capable of doing when we put our minds to it, and I want to see us start to build on that.”
The focus for Anderson today, of course, is this afternoon’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth-round draw (3.30).
“All we can really ask for at this stage is a home draw,” he added.